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Art Acord

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American actor Art Acord has the distinction of being one of the very few real cowboys to play one in early westerns. Acord was a wild one who began riding the rodeo in Wild West shows at the turn-of-the-century. In 1909, he went on to become a stunt man in very early western single-reelers. Five years later he began working for Mutual under the name Buck Parvin. He fought in WW I and upon his return became one of Universal's star cowboys during the 1920s. He married twice during that time. When sound became popular, Acord's career took a major dive. He then relocated to Mexico where he worked in a rodeo. In 1931 Acord was found dead in his Chihuahua, Mexico hotel room. Apparently he'd taken cyanide, but though his death is officially listed as a suicide, there are those who think Acord may have been murdered.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Fighters of the Saddle
  • Dick Weatherby
1929
No Score Yet Cleopatra
  • Kephren
1917
No Score Yet The Squaw Man
  • Townsman
1914
No Score Yet The Invaders
  • Telegraph operator
1912

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